Ray Ritchie

Lives in United States Freehold, NJ, United States
Works as a artist/ semi-retired engineer
Joined on Jan 4, 2003

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  • I can echo the positive comments about the Sigma 24-105 for landscape, as I have one, and have really liked it. There are lots of landscape examples with that lens here . You have to look at the ...
  • I've traveled around the US, Canada, and Europe with my digital SLR gear for 15 years now, and have never had an issue with theft, though I've certainly heard the sad stories from others. In my ...
  • I'm not a big believer in the idea that a particular city dictates a particular lens choice. I think a lot depends on the specifics of your trip. I haven't visited Rome since 2012, and on that ...
  • Well, I've already chosen three f/1.4 primes: 24, 35 and 85mm to cover the bulk of my needs. But when you say I have to cover "all" my interests, that's a problem, as my interests  keep changing.
  • Interesting to see this thread is still coming up after 5 years. There have been many more recent threads asking about the 35mm f/2D.  I'm not in the testing business, and don't really pretend to ...
  • I meant to say the 24-105 is my favorite general purpose lens on FX, not DX. I shoot mostly on a D800 these days.
  • Just a comment on how much tele you need for bison: they're dangerous animals, so you don't normally want to get very close. But if you're there several days, you'll almost surely get stuck at ...
  • It sounds like you might like an example with the sun actually in the frame, and I wasn't able to quickly locate one of those, but I do have a number of examples where I've used the sun as a sort ...
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  • Hard to know if there's anything unique about it because it's a Sigma. When I have had similar problems with a Nikon zoom, it has sometimes been a grain of sand that found its way into the zoom ...
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    In fact, you did say that. In the related thread, about "Look vs. Sharpness," you said: So I'm trying to understand the distinction you're making when you talk only about "people" vs. "sharpness at ...
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    Interesting way of putting it - contrasting shooting people against needing sharpness at 100%. I might have thought you'd have said you feel the Nikon 35mm f/1.4G is preferable for people and the ...
  • Not exactly the type of photos you're talking about (senior portraits), but here are three Sigma 35mm f/1.4 shots from the grandkid files. All at fairly wide apertures, but not necessarily f/1.4. A ...
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  • I have owned only one Nikon 1.4G lens (the 85mm f/1.4G, which I love), but I own both the Sigma 35mm and 24mm f/1.4 Art lenses, and like both of them. I don't really do testing, except to verify ...
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  • I don't have the 85mm f/1.8G, but do have the 85mm f/1.4G and the 70-200 f/2.8 VR1, and I use both lenses for portraits with my D800; they're my best two lenses for portrait work. I'm not sure ...
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